In the last 5 days ive developed needle like very sharp pains in my toes and foot some times in my left leg its not constant but it happens off and on all day ive had lumbar arthroplasty in 2008 S1-L5 any suggestions what might be causing this? its really painful and i have numbness in my legs and toes aswell im worried because i dont know what it could be
Symptoms like these that have lasted for five days intermittently could be from anything. It would be unlikely that the arthroplasty of L5-S1 would cause this but there is an outside possibility. First-give the symptoms some time to abate. It simply may be that tincture of time will do the trick.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.